Decorative Curtain Rods

Decorative curtain rods can be an easy way to jazz up your plain curtains, or to complete the look of the curtains you have just chosen. There are as many choices in decorative curtain rods as their are curtains, so let your imagination run wild. You can compliment or contrast your curtain rods and curtains, depending on what you are trying to accomplish. Sometimes you want the curtain rod to merely hold and operate the curtains, other times you want them to be the statement of the window treatment. What will you do?

Are you wanting to spruce up your existing curtains or complete the look you have created with new window coverings? Decorative curtain rods may be the answer for you. There are many different options to hanging your curtains or drapes that can help enhance your window treatments so they become an important part of the decorating scheme of your entire room. Your curtain rod choice can either enhance or detract from the appearance of your curtains in several different ways. That is why you want to make sure that you make the right choice for your curtains, your window, and your decorating style. How do you do this?

You first need to carefully measure the width of your window. You most likely measured it before you purchased your curtains, but it is even more essential that it be carefully measured before you purchase your decorative curtain rods.

As part of your measuring exercise, determine where you are going to mount the curtain rod. Do you want the rod to be the same width as your window or wider? Ideally the curtain rod will be screwed into the wall where there is a wall stud to give your curtain rod extra strength in holding the curtains. This will have an impact upon the length of curtain rod that you need for your window and your home. After you have the measurements for your decorative curtain rods, then you are ready to move to the next step.

Your next step is analyzing your decorating style and the style of your curtains is the next step in your search for the perfect decorative curtain rods. For example, if you prefer clean lines, then you probably won't want a decorative curtain rod with a great deal of movement or texture, such as curlicues or more detailed finials on the end of the rod. If you prefer a more exciting decorating style, then you will want a decorative curtain rod that helps enhance your d├ęcor, rather than a bland, boring one that does not have any character. Decorative curtain rods can be found in a variety of materials from metals to woods to glass, so you are sure to find the one that will help to enhance your decorating style with very little time or effort. And within the different materials making decorative curtain rods, there are different textures, patterns and colors to choose from.

Shopping for and buying the right curtain rods is your next step. Where can you find decorative curtain rods for your home? The options are endless. You can find them online or at your local department store, home improvement store, or window covering store. Even discount and craft stores carry decorative curtain rods! I would start my search online, though, simply because I can check out what is out there without leaving the comfort of my home.

Online shopping typically also lets me choose from a wider selection of lengths and styles because online stores don't have to worry about inventory the way regular stores do. You can also get an idea of how much decorative curtain rods run so that you can make the best decision for you and your budget. This will give you a foundation to help you determine what style and kind of decorative curtain rod fits both your decorating style and your budget so that you do not have to make quite so many decisions when you visit the store in person.

After you have chosen the right decorative curtain rods for your home, it is time to install them. In no time, you will have made a beautiful window that will only help to enhance the rest of your room and your home. How easy and fun was that?